Notes & Reviews:
Cremona was always a host to great composers and cultural activity. It acted as a hub and many fruitful professional relationships were formed. This album presents a musical journey through Cremona as well as other cultural hubs Mantua, Ferrara and Florence, where fundamental aspects of madrigal and opera were developed. All of the works on this release, from composers such as Claudio Monteverdi and Florentio Maschera, are performed on period instruments by renowned ensemble La Rossignol.